Beautiful, especially at night. We took the vaperetto one evening and it was magical with the lights and reflections on the water. Also took the traghetto across the canal - a great experience and saved us walking to the next bridge. Great way of seeing Venice behind the buildings.
Which attraction to visit at night along Grand canal? - Venice Forum
Grand Canal water tour at night - Venice Forum - TripAdvisor
A Vaporetto is as good as any option on the Grand Canal especially if you can get a seat out side , Get on at Piazzale Roma a better chance for an out side seat, Line 1, to San Marco, or visa versa,. Follow Sophie's advice and be certain to get an outside seat. If you want commentary, down load the free audio guide from Rick Steves'. Listen to it first, I can't the direction he takes but I believe its the route Sophie mentions above. I downloaded Rick to my iPhone and took the 1 from the train station and it gave a good basis for the journey. This was my only time to hear Rick Steve's, his show's aren't popular here, in fact I hadn't heard of him until I came to the Venice forum, one thing I noticed was that Rick Steve seems to do the English announcements at Marco Polo airport , has anyone else notice? I love a night time vaporetto cruise on the Grand Canal.
We will be visiting Venice next week first time visitors. Basically, would like to do a grand canal on vaporetto at night. I was thinking of doing a long ride on Line1 from S.
It forms one of the major water-traffic corridors in the city. One end of the canal leads into the lagoon near the Santa Lucia railway station and the other end leads into the basin at San Marco ; in between, it makes a large reverse-S shape through the central districts sestieri of Venice. It is 3. The banks of the Grand Canal are lined with more than buildings, most of which date from the 13th to the 18th century, and demonstrate the welfare and art created by the Republic of Venice. Because most of the city's traffic goes along the Canal rather than across it, only one bridge crossed the canal until the 19th century, the Rialto Bridge.